The Middle East and North Africa: Publications

Policy Brief

When the weapons fall silent: Reconciliation in Sinjar after ISIS

by Rania Abouzeid - 30th October, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of displaced persons in Sinjar are attempting to rebuild their lives after the brutal reign of ISIS

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Policy Brief

Halting ambition: EU migration and security policy in the Sahel

by Andrew Lebovich - 25th September, 2018

Some European leaders see stabilisation of the region – through curbing migration and counter terror threats – as key to the future of the European project

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Policy Brief

Order from chaos: Stabilising Libya the local way

by Tarek Megerisi - 19th July, 2018

The tragedy of Libya in well known in outline but poorly known in detail – to many in Europe, that is. But Europe has a role in the country's stabilisation.

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Policy Brief

The Marib paradox: How one province succeeds in the midst of Yemen’s war

by Adam Baron - 12th June, 2018

The northern province can act as a model for the rest of the country, if international actors, including Europe, learn its lessons.

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Web Special

The Middle East's new battle lines

by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh & Hugh Lovatt - 17th May, 2018

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war

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Web Special

Mapping Palestinian Politics

by Saleh Hijazi & Hugh Lovatt - 19th April, 2018

This interactive web project charts the constellation of political players as Palestinians approach a period of political change. Over 100 pen portraits reveal new insights into the personalities and power structures that will shape the future of Palestinian politics.

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018

France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.

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Policy Brief

The southern front line: EU counter-terrorism cooperation with Tunisia and Morocco

by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018

European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia

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